NEW PNPA DIRECTOR’s PRIORITY PROGRAMS

PBGEN RHODERICK C ARMAMENTO, Director of PNPA emphasized his strategic plans in a 3-year program thrusts for PNPA in his speech during the recently concluded turn-over ceremony last November 8, 2020.

He seeks for a dynamic PNPA that can contribute to the PNP’s aspiration of having a capable, effective and credible police service, working in partnership with a responsive community towards the attainment of a safer Philippines to live, work and do business even in the midst of the new normal. 

CPNP CASCOLAN administered the turn-over of command from MGEN CRUZ to BGEN ARMAMENTO in a ceremony in Silang, Cavite

The 11 strategic plans embodied in the proposed 3-year program thrusts by the new Director are as follows:

  1. CRAFT 30 YEARS DEVELOPMENT PLAN (PANATA 2050)
    • To make his/her alma mater a world-class academic institution of excellence;
    • A Lakan promises that PNPA will be proud of him/her as a product of the Academy.
  2. ESTABLISHING THE CORPS OF PROFESSOR SYSTEM ANCHORED IN BY LAW
    • DBM approved item, manning chart, inspiring career development program; 
    • Incorporates the reward and incentive benefits.
  3. CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT(Responsive to the changing dynamics of policing, involving stakeholders in the Academe)
    • Core competencies focused curriculum (what we expect of the cadets as PLT/FINSP/JINSP);
    • Focused on Policing, Law and Civil Affairs and a few on Tactics and Internal Police Operations;
    • To make the cadets to be: 
      1. Mature individual;
      2. Critical thinker that can readily analyze situation and respond to it;
      3. Has excellent negotiation skills, analytical and friendly; that he/she can IDENTIFY PROBLEMS of the community together with the stakeholder;
      4. He can bridge the gap as a bridging leader, and through this he can effectively implement the CSOP system (Community and Service Oriented Policing).
  4. STRENGTHENING HONOR CODE SYSTEM
    • Honing the character and values of each cadet.
  5. INSTITUTIONALIZING SYSTEMS AND PROCEDURES
    • Includes review of manuals (operational and administrative manual, Cadet drills and ceremonies manual creating a PNPA CADET DRILLS RULE of its own creating our identity)
  6. REVISITING MASTER CAMP DEVELOPMENT PLAN
    • Soliciting assistance, reengineer the plan and requesting support from stakeholder/experts.
  7. MORE FACILITIES DEVELOPMENT
    • More facilities to put up;
    • Visit of generous stakeholders who signified intentions to help in the development of facilities to make PNPA a premier educational and training institution by 2030.
  8. CONDUCT OF EXCHANGE VISIT
    • Exchange visit with other police academy in Asia, Europe, USA to know and learn how they do things, making our cadets abreast to changing time.
  9. MORE CORPS OF CADETS PARTICIPATION IN VARIOUS COMPETITIONS IN THE ACADEMY AND OUTSIDE CAMP CASTANEDA 
  10. CREATION OF PNPA EDUCATION MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM
    • System to store cadets’ data while they are still studying and linking it with PNP/BJMP/BFP PAIS to monitor the progress of each alumni.
  11. REITERATION ON THE “NO TO HAZING POLICY”
    • Hazing is a crime, no one is above the law.

Gen Armamento further lamented that under his leadership, he seeks for PNPA to continuously evolve, for the institution to always level-up and should always adapt to the ever-changing world. He aims for PNPA na magkaroon ng “SARILING PAGKAKAKILANLAN”.

Lastly, to align his strategic plans with the PNP PATROL Plan 2030, he seeks to employ a strategy map and a scorecard to guide every actions for Team PNPA to move forward in the 5-year transition plan. To formulate clear objective, identify appropriate measures, targets and initiatives and to tap potential all stakeholder’s collaboration as a source of new ideas, synergy and added support to make PNPA the premier learning institution in South East Asia.

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  • Physical Deformities Example: bowlegged or congenital defects;
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  • Any other similar defects which may hinder in the Cadetship Training Program.

Applicants who successfully passed the PNPACAT shall qualify to the next phase of screening which as follows:

1) Physical Agility Test (PAT);

The following are the passing scores in each event for PAT:

Exercises Male Female
Pull-Ups 3 Reps N/A
Full Arms Hanging N/A 45 Sec
2 Min Push-Ups 25 Reps 25 Reps
2 Min Sit-Ups 40 Reps 40 Reps
100 Meter Dash 18 Sec 20 Sec
3 Km Run 24 Mins 27 Mins

2)  Psychological and Psychiatric Examination (PPE);

3)  Physical, Medical and Dental Examination (PMDE); and,

4)  Panel Interview.

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Submit duly accomplished application form with an attached photocopy of PSA birth certificate, through prepaid express mails (LBC, JRS, TO GO, etc.) and mail to:
The Director (Attn: Registrar)
Philippine National Police Academy
Camp General Mariano N. Castañeda
Silang, Cavite 4118
_____________________________________________________________ OR__________________________________________________________________
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Office of the Registrar
Philippine National Police Academy
Camp General Mariano N. Castañeda
Silang, Cavite 4118
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1) Communication Skills;
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3) Math and Sciences;
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Initial Requirements (Do not apply if you are not qualified):

  • Natural born Filipino citizen;
  • Eighteen (18) to twenty-two (22) years old on the date of appointment;
  • Single with no parental obligation;
  • At least Senior High School graduate upon admission;
  • At least 5 feet and 4 inches (162.5cm.) for male and 5 feet and 2 inches (157.5 cm.) for female in height;
  • With weight that corresponds to the applicant’s height, gender and age (in reference to BMI);
  • Physically and mentally fit to undergo the Cadetship Program;
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